CALGARY, Alta. -- Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Jamie Kompon (BEd (PE) 1989), a McGill University graduate from Thunder Bay, Ont., is among three head coaches named to lead the three Canadian teams at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in August.
On May 29th, close to 450 Faculty of Education students walked across the stage to receive their degree at the convocation ceremony held on McGill’s main campus. The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Chancellor of McGill, opened the ceremonial proceedings with the colourful customary procession led by piper Jeff McCarthy. The convocation tent was filled to capacity with proud family members cheering on the graduates as they were ‘capped’ by Principal, Suzanne Fortier, before receiving their academic degree.
Marika Guérin, Kinesiology major with the Faculty of Education, was named McGill University’s female rookie athlete of the year at the 38th annual varsity sports awards gala. Saint-Lazare’s Kelly Donivan, a 3rd year Secondary English Education major, was named MVP of McGill’s women’s rowing unit.
The annual professional development event Journey’s End—Journey’s Start took place Thursday, April 2nd with events in the Education building and across the campus. Focused on the themes of mindfulness and sustaining delight in teaching, the 2015 edition included five workshops, a reception, and a presentation by the keynote speaker, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher Charity Bryant. As in past years, an inspiring closing address from Associate Dean of Academic Programs Dr.
McGill’s annual Bravo gala is a time to celebrate the best of the best in McGill’s research community by recognizing those researchers who have been awarded major provincial, national and international prizes.
This year, Professor Russell Hepple, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was among those recognized. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation awarded him the 2014 Nesbitt McMaster Award for Excellence in Medicine and Surgery.
Congratulations to Soultana Macridis on the successful defense of her Ph.D. thesis (March 09, 2015), entitled:
“An Ethnographic Evaluation of a Community-Based Participatory Research Project Understanding Community Mobilization and Participation in School Active Transportation Initiatives in the Kanien’kehà:ka Community of Kahnawake, QC.”
Congratulations, Dr. Macridis! The DKPE is very proud of you and your accomplishment(s)!